It looks like LG has killed off the LG GW990, a concept phone that sported the Intel Atom-based Moorestown CPU shown at CES. The phone, which at the time ran the Intel Moblin OS, was later announced to switch to MeeGo following Intel’s and Nokia’s collaboration in the Linux space. At this time, LG states the the GW990 will just be a concept phone and won’t make it to production.
The LG GW990 featured a 1024 X 480 widescreen display that can display two window panes side by side, rather than having to jump between screens, much like the experience on some of [...]
Intel is hoping to boost its mobile chip market share by making Android OS compatible with its Atom chipset on the Moorestown architecture, which is an x86 CPU. Now, in addition to power efficient Snapdragon support for Android–on devices like the Sprint EVO 4G and the Nexus One, OEMs will also have the option of adding Intel’s powerful mobile chipsets to the mix.
Moorestown will be the brains for MeeGo and Moblin devices like the LG GW990, and the latest support for Android will help Intel reach more audiences and enter the smartphone segment. Intel used to create [...]
While Intel’s sitting cozy with Nokia as the two have announced their joint MeeGo OS, Intel’s in the chip business and its Moorestown processor may also be used to power the other open-source Linux-based OS, mainly Android. Aava Mobile, a company that is creating a smartphone reference design for OEMs and ODMs have announced that their hardware and software would be customizable by carriers and manufacturers and that a key part of the hardware may be Intel’s Moorestown processors, scheduled to launch in the second quarter.
Intel claims that the Moorestown [...]